October 6, 2009
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...10/06/2009
BizXchange Brokers $2.2 Million Media For Automobiles Deal
BizXchange�s International Division, BizX, has successfully
completed a brokered $2.2 million barter transaction between
the Arab Media Group and the Al Naboodah Group (Audi Middle
New Radio Brand-Building Services Announced
A new service known as �The 360 Radio Brand-Building
Collection� has been introduced and is now available for
radio station management.
For more information see
Will Exchange Term-Life Insurance Policies
For Hard Assets
Logic Financial is looking to exchange term-life insurance
policies for any type of hard assets (not services). Minimum
exchange is one million dollars. We can provide life-policy
portfolios in the hundreds of millions, and can combine cash
with the policies if necessary. (Preferably assets are free
For more information call James Lehner at 323-939-0828 or
Airlines Are Hurting
Business travel revenue is down around the world; for July
the figure was 35%! The International Air Transport
Association estimates that carriers globally will lose $11
billion in 2009.
Gallup Poll Shows Business Owners Are
A new Gallup-Healthways �Well-Being Index� rates business
owners as the happiest workers in America, followed by
professionals and executives. Well-being is measured by how
respondents answered questions about how they feel about
their work environment, physical health, emotional
satisfaction and access to food, shelter and health care.
Barter Industry Convention Scheduled
The National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) 25th
Annual Convention will be held October 25-27 at the Golden
Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more convention information
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Slow Growth Of Economy
Provides Opportunity For Barter Industry
the gravy days are over and economic growth will be much slower for
Americans and U.S. companies, as many pundits are predicting, the
commercial barter industry will have an unprecedented opportunity to
prove its meddle. As the barter industry continues to grow, its
expansion will aid business as well as needed employment.
Here is what�s expected for the next decade � quite a change from
the go-go days of the past three decades:
Consumers will maintain reduced spending and increase savings, while
companies will take on less risk (which fueled past economic booms).
Bottomline...don�t look for a leveraged world in the future.
can expect to see the government becoming much more involved in
overseeing business over the next 20 years. And growth slows down
when there�s more regulation.
Globally, governments will start erecting trade restrictions,
resulting in de-globalization. In the U.S., we can anticipate 1% to
2% real growth in the economy instead of the 3% or 4% growth we�ve
seen over the past twenty years.
Attention Trade Exchange Owners. . .It�s GROW OR GO!
The magic bullet for growth is sales, always has been and always
will be...yet the industry�s overall growth is anemic. Why? Maybe
it�s because we�re not providing on-going education about our unique
way of doing business. Knowledge is always a pre-requisite to taking
And for those newcomers, the lifeblood of an exchange, awareness of
and understanding about the value of trading is even more important.
If you expect prospects to come aboard and your members to be more
active traders, but you are perplexed when the results are less than
you desire...there�s a good reason. You must continually educate
and motivate every month--month after month after month!
Such action is necessary because, let�s face it, more cash business,
not trade, is of paramount importance to your members. You must
break through this �cash only� focus and redirect their thinking
toward barter. Although most exchanges don�t see the importance of
doing so, many industry leaders are taking action and so can you.
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Trade Dollars As
According to Eric Mancini, a Certified Financial Planner and holder
of a B.S. degree in economics from Penn State University, trade
dollars are a good hedge against inflation in that they represent
real buying power.
Here are his recent comments...
�ITEX Corp. (OTCBB:ITEX) offers a very unique product to small
businesses around the country. They operate a web site which
facilitates its members� ability to barter each others excess
inventory or services to one another without using cash.
�The company instead uses ITEX dollars as the main unit of currency
for the member companies to exchange goods and services. This
presents an interesting play for inflation. The company itself holds
some ITEX dollars (as well as extends ITEX dollar credit lines to
some of its customers), thereby hedging itself to some extent from
the U.S. dollar. These units represent true and absolute buying
power for other members� goods and services.
�ITEX makes it money through fixed annual member fees and
transaction fees that range from 5%-9%. The company is profitable
and relatively financially stable. ITEX should earn about
$0.03/share this year, and has $0.07/share in cash, with no long
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The Barter Network Partners With
Shriners Hospitals For Children
The Barter Network (TBN), based in Winter Park
(FL), has partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children, to assist
in reducing costs which will benefit its patients. TBN was founded
in 2006 and serves 700 customers representing 1000 cardholders in
The 85th East-West Shrine Game, America�s
Premier College all-star football game benefiting Shriners Hospitals
for Children, will be held January 23, 2010, at the Florida Citrus
Bowl in Orlando. TBN will provide advertising from local-market
magazines to support the game in exchange for field-side banners,
program ads, hundreds of tickets, as well as autographed footballs
by the all-stars. This charitable event will be nationally broadcast
live on ESPN2 at 3pm EST.
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